Squash - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by yogihelen
April 29, 2010
When is the best time of day to water squash since the blooms only last one day. I noticed that the blooms close at night and does early morning watering wash off the bee polination? Thank You.

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2010


You can water in the morning. If possible, keep the water on the soil and not on the plants themselves. It's no so much a problem with rinsing off the pollen as it is subjecting your plants to possible fungal diseases from leaves that remain wet for extended periods of time. Watering in the morning will give the plants a chance to dry out before nightfall. Best wishes with your squash!

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